Another year has come to a close. In closing this chapter, the reflections of this past year are full of many blessings. Blessings from wonderous new beginnings, new joys in the journey, steps toward dreams coming to fruition . . . all of which draw us closer to God. And this year has also been marked with disappointments, hurts, confusions, rejections . . . these too have been blessings which draw us closer to God. I put these high moments and these low moments in the vault of past Grace. Knowing that each of these events are part of His plan to grow me, to teach me, to use me.
So as this new year begins today, as this next chapter opens up clean before me, I want to come with a teachable spirit. I look forward to the future with faith and confidence that future Grace goes before me.
My prayer for this new year is to not walk clinging to old ways, but to walk each day seeking His face with an open mind and an open heart.
Lord, I need You!! Renew my mind, continue to change my life. By testing, give me discernment what is good and acceptable and perfect…Give me Your will.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, is good and acceptable and perfect.